‘Post-sex differentiational’ sex reversal in the female common carp (Cyprinus carpio)

Satoshi Ogawa, Minoru Akiyoshi, Masahito Higuchi, Masaru Nakamura & Toshiaki Hirai
Gonadal plasticity after sex differentiation has been verified in the female common carp. One-year-old genetically controlled female (XX) carps were fed with Fadrozole, an aromatase inhibitor (AI), and the gonads were subjected to histological analysis. Testicular lobule-like structures and cysts of spermatocytes began to appear after 8 weeks of treatment, and spermatozoa were initially observed at week 16 and then spread to the whole gonad in some individuals by week 18. These observations show that...
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